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Management Accountant

Liverpool Cathedral Foundation
Liverpool Cathedral and Diocese, St James Road, Liverpool L17BY
£25,808 - £26,941 p.a.
Closing date
24 Jul 2022

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Finance & Legal
Full Time
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Job Summary: To play a key role in the day-to-day operations of the Finance department. Assisting in the production of management accounts, annual accounts and budgets for both the Diocese of Liverpool and Liverpool Cathedral. Taking responsibility for specific areas of work and assisting the Director of Finance in other areas throughout the finance function.

Reports to: Director of Finance  Hours: Full time - 35 hours per week Based at St James House

What we offer:

  • 25 days annual leave pro-rata, plus up to 3 days over the Christmas period
  • Non-contributory pension scheme with generous employer contributions (additional voluntary contributions may be made)
  • Employee Assistance Programme giving you 24-hour access to support for your health and wellbeing
  • A supportive culture that values work-life balance including flexible working around core hours in a 35-hour week
  • Employee discount in Cathedral shop and bistro
  • Free on-site parking, secure bike storage and easy access to public transport

Liverpool Diocese is committed to treating our whole community with dignity and respect. We desire to represent diverse identities within our community whether this be by race, culture, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or social background of each person to ensure they fulfil their potential within a proactive, loving and caring environment. 

Key responsibilities include:

The post holder will undertake other relevant duties as may be requested from time to time and commensurate with the role.

About the Diocese of Liverpool

The Diocese of Liverpool is the Church of England in a corner of the north west with churches from Southport to Widnes; Wigan to Warrington and throughout the city of Liverpool all working their hardest to fulfil our vision of asking God for a bigger church making a bigger difference with more people knowing Jesus and more justice in the world.

As we work towards that vision we have four priorities

  1. Introducing people to Jesus
  2. Deepening discipleship
  3. Developing Christian leaders
  4. Working for justice

The diocesan offices provide essential support services to our parishes with many specialist staff offering expert support to our frontline parishes. We have a reputation for being a creative organisation securing national church backing for a range of innovative projects.

We are a small, supportive team offering a flexible approach. We have adopted a hybrid model balancing office based with home-based working. We are serious about the work life balance with generous holiday allowances and access to an Employee Assistance Programme.  Diocesan staff have a strong working relationship with Liverpool Cathedral and our offices sit in the shadow of this magnificent iconic building.

For more information visit our website

Person Specification

Education and qualifications

  • Formal accounting qualification 

Knowledge and Skills

  • Up to date knowledge of current trends and practices relating finance
  • Excellent knowledge of double entry bookkeeping
  • Work experience At least 3 years previous experience working in a financial environment   
  • Experience of designing, implementing and managing finance processes and policies   
  • Experience of delivering month end processes and reporting  
  • Experience of using computerised finance packages 
  • Experience of working within the charity sector  (Desirable) 
  • An ability to identify and react to emerging issues
  • Excellent standard of literacy
  • Effective written communication skills for preparing financial reports
  • Ability to deal with a demanding workload which will include conflicting demands on time
  • The ability to explain complex financial information in a clear way
  • Good team working skills with the ability to lead and supervise a team

Personal Qualities

  • Attention to detail consistently
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills
  • Honesty, Integrity and discretion
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Practicing Christian (Desirable)

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